Astonish me
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Published
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
253 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)
F SHIPSTE, M
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Language
English
ISBN
9780307962904 (hardback), 9780307962904, 0307962903

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"This is a Borzoi book" --Title page verso.
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"From the author of the widely acclaimed debut novel Seating Arrangements, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize: a gorgeously written, fiercely compelling glimpse into the passionate, political world of professional ballet and its magnetic hold over two generations. Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a ballerina whose life has been shaped by her relationship with the world-famous dancer Arslan Ruskov, whom she helps defect from the Soviet Union to the U.S. While Arslan's career takes off in New York, Joan's slowly declines, ending when she becomes pregnant and decides to marry her longtime admirer, a PhD student named Jacob. As the years pass, Joan settles into her new life in California, teaching dance and watching her son, Harry, become a ballet prodigy himself. But when Harry's success brings him into close contact with Arslan, explosive secrets are revealed that shatter the delicate balance Joan has struck between her past and present. In graceful, inimitable prose, Shipstead draws us into the lives of her lovably tempestuous characters. Filled with intrigue, hilarious satire, and emotional nuance, Astonish Me is a brilliant investigation into the bonds that hold us, despite the distancing of time and geography"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Shipstead, M. (2014). Astonish me (First edition.). Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shipstead, Maggie. 2014. Astonish Me. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Shipstead, Maggie. Astonish Me New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Shipstead, Maggie. Astonish Me First edition., Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

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